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You could win $2,500 to Zola!

Our Love Stories Tour? Epic. Still feeling the love from our NYC, DC, and Chicago stops? Absolutely. Find out what went down on our retro “Registry on Wheels” then record your love story on your voice note app and email it to lovestories@zola.com for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts. That’s 250 Pizza Cutters, 35 Toasters, 16 Wireless Speakers, or 6 Tilt-Head Stand Mixers. It’s up to you! How We Rolled We filled our “Registry On Wheels” with the dreamiest registry gifts, painted it the most Zola-y blue, and drove it from NYC to Chicago to DC. We certainly turned heads in every city we rolled in! Cake for Breakfast Our mouths are still watering as we reminisce about eating delicious cake bites served by Magnolia Bakery and Milk Bar. Oh, and we served a four-tiered Milk Bar wedding cake in DC. home So. Many. Stories. From newlyweds and longtime lovers to dog moms and coworkers, we can’t WAIT to share all these love stories with you. The weather outside was wintry, but …

The Love Stories Tour: You’re Invited!

Starting this Saturday, we’re hitting the road to collect everyday love stories in collaboration with Modern Love, the podcast based on the New York Times’ popular series of weekly reader-submitted essays exploring the joys and tribulations of love. Whether you’re with your spouse-to-be, grandma, or BFF, we want to hear your love story. Come record it in our “Registry on Wheels” for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts and be featured on a future episode of Modern Love. We’ll have some delicious wedding cake, freebies, and more. Full list of tour dates below. We can’t wait to see you! November 11, New York City 10:00AM – 6:00PM 22nd St between 5th Avenue and Broadway November 15, Chicago 8:00AM – 4:00PM Tribune Tower 401 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611 November 18, Washington, D.C. 9:00AM – 5:00AM Union Market, NOMA 1309 5th St NE Washington, D.C. 20002 Can’t make it to one of our stops? Record your story with your voice note app and email it to lovestories@zola.com. Click here for official contest rules.

Sweets for Your Sweet: 6 Must-Do Desserts for Couples

We consulted our friends at Reserve again for this last post of their series. Do you and your significant other find yourselves planning meals around what’s for dessert? Whether you’re an expert on the sweet stuff or just appreciate a sugary treat, restaurants these days are upping their game when it comes to the grand finales of their incredible meals. Whatever your pleasure — pies, cakes, ice creams (or heck, even waffles!) — get ready to be blown away by these restaurants’ latest drool-worthy creations. New York City ABC Kitchen – Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae A mighty mountain of salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. ABC Kitchen & Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten invite you to enjoy their award-winning cuisine, curated in alignment with the farm-to-table movement. Cosme – Husk Meringue with Corn Mousse The most instagrammed dessert of 2015, a showstopper born of a happy accident (accidentally crushed pastries filled — on-the-fly — with sweet corn cream) has changed our lives forever. Inside a chic, softly lit space, Chef …

Something Borrowed, Something New: 8 Restaurants for Adventurous Couples

We consulted our friends at Reserve again for this next post. Are you the type of couple that dreams of jetting off to Europe on a moment’s notice? Maybe it’s backpacking through Asia you crave, or sailing through the Caribbean islands, lazily lingering over a beachy drink in the briny ocean air. While we can’t all escape to our dream destinations this weekend, a few choice restaurants offer a delicious taste of adventure — enough to make us feel magically transported for an evening (and cheaper than a flight to Paris!) New York City Mission Chinese Food At the revamped New York outpost of the San Francisco cult favorite, Chef Danny Bowien delivers his fiery, creative takes on classic brasserie fare with Asian-American flavors. The menu showcases a blend of Sichuan heat and spice, served up in a chic Lower East Side space decked out with a roomy bar, communal tables and red banquettes. Toro Boston-based Co-Chef/Owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette bring their Barcelona-style tapas bar to New York, with an eclectic menu combining regional Spanish …